How to disguise data in a context of ubiquitous surveillance

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Oct 27th at 4:30 PM until 5:30 PM


Privacy and Security 


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As an activist who encourages others to collect, produce or share information, living in a world where surveillance is ubiquitous presents as a big challenge.

During this workshop, we’ll shine a light on the surrounding environment, and borrow from participants’ experiences to discuss challenges of producing, storing, and sharing sensitive information.

For inspiration, we’ll look into examples from ancient Andean cultures who stored coded information, along with tactics from the contemporary ‘offline world’ to hide data, to discuss and compare ‘data camouflaging’ across different political contexts.

Based on online and offline tactics, we’ll collaboratively ideate out-of-the-box ‘data disguises’, through which we aim to spur creative thinking around challenges of privacy and consent.

This is a Shed session.